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After repeated Botox treatments in the forehead, can/will my facial muscles permanently lose the ability to frown?

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  • Dear Paula,

    Thank you for your clinical post and
    question.  This is a common concern of
    first time naïve Botox injectable patients. 
    The presumption, that is a good one, never repeated weakening of the
    muscle result in inability for that muscles to ever function.  Botox is a very safe protein injected into
    muscles of unwanted facial animation.  It
    results in a blockade of that muscles ability to contract for a period of 3-6
    months.  The muscles that are traded are
    frown lines, Crow’s Feet, horizontal forehead worry lines, lip lines and
    necklace lines.  The fortunate or
    unfortunate fact with Botox is once Botox is no longer used and chemical
    blockade of the unwanted muscle has ceased, the muscle returns to normal
    activity.  This can be after 10 years of
    consistent Botox use or 3 months.  Rest
    assured that this chemical blockade which is a determination of the signal to
    frown and not central acts completely unlike a stroke, rather central methods
    for modified muscle function and once the Botox is not being used your facial
    muscles return to their normal expressive state.

    To find out more or schedule a
    consultation simply visit: https://spamedica.com/non-surgical-procedures/botox-toronto/

    R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.

    Certified Plastic Surgeon

    Yorkville, Toronto

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